From Stéphanie de Rougé’s feauture for Le Journal de la photographie:
From his first encounter with photography to the opening of his gallery. . .
Brian Paul Clamp explains that he encountered photography for the first time during his senior year of high school. The teacher was young and very enthusiastic and pushed her students to go and see books at the library. He remembers being particularly blown over by the Aperture Monograph of Diane Arbus and “The Ballad of Sexual Dependency” by Nan Goldin. A few years later when in college, he decided to switch majors and went from math to art history. Just after graduating in both art history and advertising, he moved from Colorado to New York with one-month worth of rent in his pocket. From there, he took the first available job and ended up at Owen Gallery on the Upper East Side where he actually stayed for nearly 10 years during which he also attended a program in Art History at Columbia University.